Trishaw Rider

A Frame In Time



A Frame In Time:

Ep 3: Trishaw Rider

(Updated: )

Lai Foong Moi painted the Trishaw Rider in 1961. It is more than a portrait of everyday life in Singapore. Depicted at a moment of rest and playing a nose flute, the artist pushes one to think about the labourer beyond his profession. What are his hopes and aspirations? What was life like for working-class Singaporeans in the 1960s and 1970s?


Most Popular Shows

Why It Matters 4

Why It Matters 4

Join our inquisitive host Joshua Lim, as he discovers emerging technologies and uncovers unexpected findings that could change the way we look at ...

The Mark of Empire

The Mark Of Empire

Singaporean curator and scholar Peter Lee explores the history of four Southeast Asian empires that made their mark on the world. Travelling from ...

Singapore Votes 2020: The Political Debate

Singapore Votes 2020: The Political Debate

Representatives from key political parties contesting in Singapore General Election 2020 debate the issues affecting Singaporeans.

In Conversation

In Conversation 2020/2021

CNA's one-on-one interview show that has been running for 20 years is back with more exclusive conversations with the people who matter, when it ...